The 2014 San Diego Jazz Fest was the living embodiment of jazz abundance (an overwhelming assortment of choices!) so it’s appropriate that it featured one of my favorite bands — the truly abundant Yerba Buena Stompers, here closing a jubilant set with a song that speaks of overflowing largesse. The Stompers are Leon Oakley, cornet; Duke Heitger, trumpet; Tom Bartlett, trombone; Orange Kellin, clarinet; Conal Fowkes, piano; John Gill, banjo; Clint Baker, tuba; Kevin Dorn, drums.  Everyone can be heard — I find the two-trumpet conversation thrilling, but the band rocks. But that’s no surprise:

May your happiness increase!

3 responses to “LIVING ABUNDANTLY (Nov. 27, 2014)

  1. DDn "Zoot" Conner

    You’re correct,Michael, the Stompers wail and why not with such an all-star cast of muscians.

  2. Trygve Hernæs

    Great stuff from the US congregation. Several of these highly skilled musicians have been visiting Norway, a long way from the USA. Jazz music is Universal. Örjan Kellin is, of course Swedish, our Brothers In Arms, and I sincerely hope we can unite in a festival, just like The Whitley Bay Jazz Party in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, where all the Keepers Of The Flame could be united. All the best wishes to my heroes across The Atlantic.

  3. Great Dixieland, and they definitely rock! Such fantastic musicians..I am enjoying, Thank you so much NM.

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